Women's Soccer Comes Back to Draw With Brown, 1-1


PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania women's soccer team tied Brown on Saturday evening, 1-1, at Rhodes Field.

With the result, the Quakers moved to 9-3-3 overall, 2-2-2 in Ivy League action. Brown is now 8-2-5 this season, 3-1-2 in Ivy play.

Brown grabbed the lead in the 54th minute, and in the process ended an incredible streak by the Penn defense. A ball went out to the Bears' Megan Grant outside the Penn goal box. Lane played it back in, and Amanda Lane headed home the goal, her second of the season. It was the first goal allowed by Penn in the run of play since the 12th minute of the season, a span of more than 1,300 minutes of match action.

Penn responded with a goal in the 69th minute. It looked like Brown might escape from a Penn corner kick, but the ball bounced out to Allie Trzaska near the top of the box, she got it on her left foot and beautifully placed a shot inside the right post to knot things up.

Brown had the best chance in the first overtime session; in the final minute a shot from distance forced Penn goalkeeper Kitty Qu to her left to make the stop.

The best chances again came in the final minute of the second extra session. With just under a minute left, Erica Higa rocketed a one-timer from about 25 yards out that just missed finding the upper left corner. At the other end, Brown's Celia Story put a final effort on goal but it was a routine save for Qu.

Qu finished the game with eight saves as Brown barely outshot Penn, 11-10. At the other end, Christine Etzel had two stops for Brown.

Penn will conclude the 2016 season next Saturday at Princeton, kicking off with the Tigers at 7 p.m.

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